S2 Geometry Library
This is a package for manipulating geometric shapes. Unlike many geometry libraries, S2 is primarily designed to work with spherical geometry, i.e., shapes drawn on a sphere rather than on a planar 2D map. This makes it especially suitable for working with geographic data.
If you want to learn more about the library, start by reading the overview and quick start document, then read the introduction to the basic types.
S2 documentation can be found on s2geometry.io.
Requirements for End Users
- A C++ compiler with C++11 support, such as g++ >= 4.7.
- OpenSSL (for its bignum library)
- gflags command line flags, optional
- glog logging module, optional
- googletest testing framework (to build tests and example programs, optional)
On Ubuntu, all of these can be installed via apt-get:
sudo apt-get install cmake libgflags-dev libgoogle-glog-dev libgtest-dev libssl-dev
Otherwise, you may need to install some from source.
On macOS, use MacPorts or Homebrew. For MacPorts:
sudo port install cmake gflags google-glog openssl
Do not install
gtest from MacPorts; instead download release 1.8.0, unpack, and substitute
cmake -DGTEST_ROOT=/...absolute path to.../googletest-release-1.8.0/googletest ..
in the build instructions below.
Thorough testing has only been done on Ubuntu 14.04.3 and macOS 10.12.
Build and Install
You may either download the source as a ZIP archive, or clone the git repository.
Via ZIP archive
Download ZIP file
cd [parent of directory where you want to put S2] unzip [path to ZIP file]/s2geometry-master.zip cd s2geometry-master
cd [parent of directory where you want to put S2] git clone https://github.com/google/s2geometry.git cd s2geometry
From the appropriate directory depending on how you got the source:
mkdir build cd build # You can omit -DGTEST_ROOT to skip tests; see above for macOS. cmake -DGTEST_ROOT=/usr/src/gtest .. make make test # If GTEST_ROOT specified above. sudo make install
Enable gflags and glog with
cmake -DWITH_GFLAGS=ON -DWITH_GLOG=ON ....
Disable building of shared libraries with
If you want the Python interface, you will also need:
- SWIG (for Python support, optional)
which can be installed via
sudo apt-get install swig
or on macOS:
sudo port install swig
Expect to see some warnings if you build with swig 2.0.
Python 3 is required.
Other S2 implementations
This is not an official Google product.